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Address: 800 S State St, Syracuse, NY 13202-3017
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+1 315-435-8000
10:00 - 16:00
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A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The...

A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter has flexible meeting, convention, banquet and event space to accommodate groups and functions of all sizes. Since the opening of the War Memorial Arena in 1951, to the harmonious addition of the John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters in 1975, to the building of the Nicolas J. Pirro Convention Center in 1992, the Oncenter has been the entertainment and conference preference of local, regional and National attendees. Whether you are interested in watching a hockey game, singing along with one of the Famous Artists Broadway shows, watching Disney on Ice, attending a car, snowmobile or ice fishing show, or planning your annual group conference, The Oncenter welcomes you.Our professional experienced management team is here to ensure that each and every guest’s Oncenter experience is a positive, memorable event.

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Good Hockey

We came to Syracuse specifically to see a hockey game. We have been to both NHL and Junior hocke. This was our first AHL experience. We were not familiar with the city but the GPS... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2017
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Finger Lakes, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are NEVER enough bathrooms open - 1 for a huge crowd of people. There really need to be other bathrooms accessible.

Thank 923denisef
Cicero, New York
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48 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Went to an event that a breakfast buffet was served. I arrived at 7:45 am. I assume buffet started at 7:00 am. At 7:45 the food had potential to be good, not great but good. Eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon all room temperature bordering on cold. Coffee station out of coffee, cups, and sugar packets. Juice station out of glasses. With... More 

Thank Rich V
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154 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We came to Syracuse specifically to see a hockey game. We have been to both NHL and Junior hocke. This was our first AHL experience. We were not familiar with the city but the GPS was our lifeline. We bought the tickets online without difficulty and parked in the OnCenter garage. No problems encountered. The War Memorial is certainly an... More 

Thank Freedom50plus
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Lively crowd. Lots of energy. Great light show and plenty of action. Easy to get to. Overpriced food of course but to be expected.

Thank lexie1277
Ticonderoga, New York, United States
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89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have attended the conference for years and we love Syracuse. Parking is easy. The Oncenter is a great size for this event. Good set up with plenty of space. My only complaint is I wish they had more food options. In the morning they do have coffee and tea set up for the opening sessions, but having some breakfast... More 

Thank Susan W
Port Jefferson Station, New York
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152 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

All was well, I couldnt believe every time I had to leave and come back I had to pay $6.00 to park! Totally insane, it should really be a day pass. We were in the new part of the Oncenter which was nice.

Thank RachelDT29
Syracuse, New York
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This old "barn" is a great place to watch professional hockey. The city really supports the Syracuse Crunch. They are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Thank Kevin T
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100 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I have been here for both concerts and other art type events. Building is getting old, but well maintained,. Prices are a little high.

Thank michaelbQ168AO
Rochester, New York
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107 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent venue for a concert. Easy access parking right across the street. Some decent restaurants in the area for before concert food. The sound system was good. Seating was pretty typical for this size stadium. All in all, a good place for a concert. (We saw James Taylor - the man still sounds amazing!!)

Thank Suslew
Colver, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

easy access and adequate parking. nice roomy facility, close to other points of interest and hotels and restaurants

Thank tkrunner52

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